Updates | Mises a jour

March 14, 2019

This summer, City of Ottawa will undertake construction on a section of Beechwood Avenue (Douglas Avenue to Springfield Road), as well as Springfield Road (between Beechwood and Rideau Terrace). The existing underground infrastructure dates to the 1920s and must be replaced because it has reached the end of its lifecycle.The project is expected to start as early as May 2019... More  |  Plus

March 11, 2019

On March 20, residents of the City's urban wards (including Rideau-Rockcliffe) are invited to an information session and Q&A on winter maintenance and snow clearing on roads, sidewalks and bike lanes.This information session will include presentations from City staff as well as an open forum to voice your questions and concerns.WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2019TIME: 6:30 to... More  |  Plus

February 26, 2019

 Enbridge Gas is planning to replace 1.7 km of gas line under St-Laurent Boulevard in 2019. The construction will affect the segment of St-Laurent from just north of Montreal Road to approximately Queen Mary Street. Enbridge anticipates up to four months of construction that would likely begin in autumn 2019. Following the completion of the gas line work, the City plans... More  |  Plus

February 25, 2019

The City of Ottawa invites residents to the launch of the project to develop the new Official Plan. The Official Plan is the strategic document that guides our city’s growth and development, and it will impact how and where the city will grow around us, now and for years to come.The long-term goal is for Ottawa to grow into the most liveable mid-sized city in North America,... More  |  Plus

February 25, 2019

What: A celebration of the pilot grooming of the Rideau River Winter TrailWhen: March 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: The Adàwe Crossing and the Rideau River Eastern Pathway (near 1 Donald St.)Join Councillor Fleury and Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward to celebrate the grooming of a winter trail along the Rideau River! You can hop on the Rideau River eastern pathway anywhere... More  |  Plus

January 30, 2019

Unfortunately, due to the recent snow storm, the urban wards had to cancel our annual BudgetSpeak event.There are a number of ways to share your feedback for the 2019 Budget.You can fill out our urban wards feedback survey here!(Deadline March 5)You can also participate in the citywide feedback tools by reviewing the budget information here and emailing your feedback to the... More  |  Plus

January 28, 2019

(le français suit)On Jan. 30, 2019, Ottawa City Council approved the timelines and next steps for an April 15, 2019 by-election for the role of City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward (Ward 13).Sitting City Councillors Jean Cloutier (Alta Vista Ward) and Mathieu Fleury (Rideau-Vanier Ward) will provide political representation for the ward in the interim, following the... More  |  Plus

December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced my appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission (NCC) effective February 4, 2019.  The NCC has a proud history and plays a central role in the quality of life of all residents of Ottawa, Gatineau and the region, with a... More  |  Plus

December 7, 2018

Over the last few years, the City undertook a project to rehabilitate the Minto Bridges, connecting Union Street in New Edinburgh with Green and Maple islands, as well as Lowertown.Due to the bridge upgrades, City staff insist that provincial traffic rules require the City to install an overhead structure in advance of the bridges to indicate that there is a height restriction... More  |  Plus

December 7, 2018

Thank you to the nearly fifty neighbours, business owners, and community stakeholders who joined me for the discussion on December 4th at Lorenzo's Pizzeria. We gathered to identify the key priorities for the City's $75,000 investment at the intersection at Queen Mary and Lola streets – known in Overbrook as the “Four Corners”. At this meeting, we discussed how the funding for... More  |  Plus

November 26, 2018

I have secured City funding to invest in the public realm at the key community intersection at Queen Mary and Lola streets – known in Overbrook as the “Four Corners”. I invite you to attend this meeting to discuss how the funding can be used to improve safety, beautification and community programming.The meeting will also provide residents with an opportunity to share feedback... More  |  Plus

November 16, 2018

Research and data have long shown that reducing traffic speeds saves lives. The safety benefits of making a simple change to the speed limit was recognized in 2017 when the Ontario government passed the Safer School Zones Act. This legislation enables the City to designate entire residential neighbourhoods as 30 or 40 km/h zones. This will be made... More  |  Plus

November 13, 2018

Built Heritage Sub-Committee Chair Tobi Nussbaum invites members of the BHSC to reflect on lessons learned and recommendations for the committee moving forward. Members of the public are welcome to attend.Topics to be discussed include:Consistent application of policiesCommunication and consultation with stakeholdersGovernance structureDate: Nov. 15, 2018Time: Immediately... More  |  Plus

November 5, 2018

Construction is taking place to improve pedestrian connectivity, as proposed by the New Edinburgh Community Alliance (NECA). A consultation session was held at the Stanley Park Fieldhouse on June 4, 2018. Work will involve the construction of storm water infrastructure, a sidewalk on the southeast side of Dufferin Road/Stanley Avenue from Crichton Street to the existing... More  |  Plus

November 5, 2018

Emergency and Protective Services Department is providing an opportunity for public input on potential cannabis retail stores in Ottawa. From October 25th to November 7th, residents will be able to provide input on this issue in two ways:• By online survey on Ottawa.ca or by filling out paper copies of the survey available at the City’s client service centres, and• ... More  |  Plus

August 22, 2018

Please note that the 60-day blackout period prior to the October 22nd municipal election has started. During this time there will not be regular updates to my website. If you would like to learn more about the City of Ottawa’s municipal election, including the certified candidates, you can do so on the City’s website. I hope you have found this website a useful way to keep... More  |  Plus

August 22, 2018

Belfast Road provides an opportunity for a better link to Overbrook resident to shopping and communities south of the highway. The City is proposing a plan to complete a sidewalk and cycling link for Belfast Road, from Coventry Road across the Queensway, with improvements at the Trainyards intersection in Alta Vista.The plans and drawings  are now posted at ottawa.ca... More  |  Plus

August 22, 2018

With the north-south tunnel now complete, the CSST team has informed me that it expects delivery of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to Stanley Park to begin on the evening of Friday, Aug. 24.    The TBM consists of a number of large segments of equipment. Each will be brought into the park on large float trucks via the established CSST trucking route. The... More  |  Plus

August 22, 2018

We are looking forward to seeing you at the third annual East Feast from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 along Beechwood Avenue from Putman to St. Charles. Last year, there was plenty of entertainment for event goers to enjoy, and it was a fantastic opportunity to close out the summer in our community. This year, there will be even more music, community groups, and food... More  |  Plus

June 28, 2018

Summer is in full swing in the Capital! On Friday, July 20 Team Tobi is celebrating summer by touring local parks around Rideau-Rockcliffe. Come out and enjoy some music, games and free popsicles! This year we will make stops at St. Paul’s Park in Overbrook, Alvin Heights Park in Manor Park East, and Stanley Park in New Edinburgh. Please see the graphic below to... More  |  Plus

June 28, 2018

A new pedestrian crossover (PXO) will soon be installed in order to make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross Beechwood Avenue east of the Putman/Marier intersection. The crossing will be located near Corona Avenue and feature a zebra crossing and pedestrian-activated flashing amber lights to alert drivers when to stop to allow pedestrians to cross. Along with the... More  |  Plus

May 24, 2018

Drop-in Friday, June 1 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on the east side of the Adàwe Crossing.

May 24, 2018

Residents should be aware that the Ottawa Marathon will be coming through Rideau-Rockcliffe on Sunday, May 27. Over 5,000  participants will be running east on the George Etienne Cartier Parkway to Birch and then Birch south to Hemlock and then west on Hemlock/Beechwood to Crichton.Of course, this race also involves road closures. The Race Weekend organizers have shared... More  |  Plus

May 24, 2018

Join me on Saturday, June 2 and participate in this year’s 100in1Day in Ottawa! 100in1Day is a global festival of citizen engagement and community building. Our team will be located at the corner of Queen Mary and Lola in Overbrook, where we look forward to hearing your ideas for making the “Four Corners” an even more inviting place! Join us for some visioning, fun with... More  |  Plus

May 23, 2018

A portion of Beechwood Avenue will be closed to traffic for a period of two weeks this summer due to construction to relocate a gas main. This is being done in preparation for necessary sewer work in the same location in 2019.Beechwood Avenue will be closed from Charlevoix Street to St. Charles Street from July 16 to 29. Local access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will... More  |  Plus

May 22, 2018

The Rideau Rockcliffe Community Ressource Center (RRCRC) hosts a Job Fair for summer, part time and full time jos. Come and join this free event and enjoy the opportunity to meet employers in a relaxed setting.When: Saturday, May 26; 10.00 to 12.00 pmWhere: RRCRC; 225 Donald StreetFor more details and the event poster please click here >>Le Centre des... More  |  Plus

May 4, 2018

The intersection of Donald Street and St-Laurent Boulevard has been identified for improvements focused on creating a safer environment for all road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists. Construction is now getting underway, which will transform the junction into a "protected intersection". This intersection was chosen because of its high pedestrian and vehicle... More  |  Plus

April 28, 2018

Transportation safety and choice are a key priority for me and one of the topics I frequently hear about from residents. Street design is the most important factor that influences the speed of traffic. Unfortunately, permanent traffic calming measures such as speed bumps and curb extensions are very costly and require lengthy studies.Recognizing that there is a long waiting... More  |  Plus

April 25, 2018

"Riveting Rivers - From transportation arteries to recreation eateries - the evolving role of our waterways in city-building"Pump up your tires and join me for this year’s Jane’s Walk … on a bike! Our ride – on dedicated bike paths – will start at the Rockcliffe Pavilion on the Ottawa River, continue to the Rideau Falls, and end at the Rideau River by the Adàwe Crossing near... More  |  Plus

April 25, 2018

First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in.***Drop in on Friday, May 4 at the bus stop in front of Chartwell... More  |  Plus

April 20, 2018

In response to questions and comments from residents about a development application for a 4 storey apartment building at 65 Acacia, I wanted to outline the next steps and approval process.There are two separate approvals required for the owner to proceed with the proposed development: an approved site plan from the City’s planning department and minor variance subject to the... More  |  Plus

April 20, 2018

As a priority project for this term of City Council, heritage staff are working to update and modernize the City’s lists of cultural heritage resources in the City. This Heritage Inventory Project involves surveying and evaluating all properties across Ottawa and conducting research to identify buildings and properties that contribute to the historic fabric of neighbourhoods... More  |  Plus

April 18, 2018

Starting Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Hydro Ottawa will begin a project that involves the installation of two new manholes at Montreal Road and Burma Road/Bathgate Drive. The work is expected to be completed by June 8, 2018.You may notice increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities and construction vehicles. Traffic... More  |  Plus

April 16, 2018

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend the first (out of three) drop-in Public Information Sessions for the Montreal Road Revitalization project. The purpose of the meeting will be to recap the recommendations outlined in the Montreal Road Functional Planning Study (completed June 2017) and present road plans depicting improvements for Montreal Road (North River Road to St... More  |  Plus

April 13, 2018

My motion to have City Staff review Ottawa’s commercial property class tax rates was unanimously passed at City Council on April 11. It stemmed from the annual Tax Ratios and other Tax Policies staff report which sought to have Council re-affirm a significant disparity between the different commercial tax class rates.The parking lot and vacant land tax rate is the lowest of... More  |  Plus

April 6, 2018

 The City of Ottawa has initiated a consultation to determine priority bus stop locations for high quality ring-and-post bike racks. In fall 2018, the City will install up to 50 ring-and-post bike racks at bus stops across Ottawa to encourage transit ridership and cycling by facilitating multi-modal trips. These new bike racks for 2018 are in addition to the City’s... More  |  Plus

April 4, 2018

Together with the Overbrook Community Association, I organized a meeting about "Community Safety for the Present & Future" on March 22 at the Overbrook Community Center. We were joined by members of the Ottawa Police Service, including our new Community Police Officer, Crime Stoppers, Ottawa Community Housing and the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource... More  |  Plus

April 3, 2018

Recognizing the need in Rideau-Rockcliffe for a comprehensive Youth Strategy, I have been working to support the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre’s (RRCRC) efforts to develop a concrete action plan alongside other service providers, school boards and partner agencies. The goal of this strategy is to provide particularly those young people experiencing poverty and... More  |  Plus

March 28, 2018

First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in. ***Drop in on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the St-Laurent... More  |  Plus

March 16, 2018

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to discuss a road rehabilitation project planned in Forbes neighbourhood that is expected to begin construction in 2019.The project limits are:Borthwick Avenue from Clarke Avenue to Gardenvale RoadQuebec Street from Borthwick Avenue to Cummings AvenueGardenvale Road from Borthwick Avenue to 40m west of Borthwick... More  |  Plus

March 14, 2018

Since January 2016, the City of Ottawa has been reviewing the R4 family of zones. There are several of these types of zones across Rideau-Rockliffe Ward and residents in these areas have noted issues, such as over intensification, excessive bedrooms per unit, and failure to fit within the established community.Throughout this review, the City engaged stakeholders, including... More  |  Plus

March 9, 2018

You are invited to attend a public information session on flood mitigation, hosted by Councillor Tobi Nussbaum. Learn about efforts to prevent and mitigate flooding in Ottawa and what you can do if you live in the floodplain.This session will take place:Monday, March 197 to 9 p.m.St Bartholomew’s Church, 125 MacKay StreetSince a portion of New Edinburgh falls within the Rideau... More  |  Plus

March 9, 2018

You are invited to attend a meeting with Zoning and Interpretation Staff to learn about the findings of this monitoring exercise and possible changes to the zoning regulations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Zoning Overlay (Infill I) and the Alternative Zoning Provisions in Residential Zones (Infill II).City Staff have reviewed residential development applications, within both... More  |  Plus

February 28, 2018

Do you ever wonder what this City will be when 2 to 3 million people call Ottawa home?Can you imagine how everyone will get around, where they will live or work and how climate and new technologies may change the way we do things?In December 2016 City Council directed that a planning study be undertaken that will begin to look at what the answers to these questions might be... More  |  Plus

February 23, 2018

How can we use smart solutions to make Ottawa an even better place to live, work and play? The City of Ottawa needs your best, most innovative ideas for the Smart Cities Challenge!Ottawa is entering the Smart Cities Challenge, in which the Government of Canada has invited Canadian cities to compete for a top prize of $50 million. The goal is to solve community challenges with... More  |  Plus

February 23, 2018

 First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in. ***Drop in on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

Feb. 15, 2018Ice breaking operations on the Rideau River start this week between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back. Ice blasting will follow in the coming weeks, weather permitting.The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations each year to alleviate possible spring flooding in flood-prone areas. Once started, these... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

Funding is available for outdoor mural art projects that support graffiti prevention, youth empowerment, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods.  Projects must contribute to a clean, safe and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create murals to prevent or deter graffiti.For more information... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

The City of Ottawa is looking for public input regarding rooming houses and private home conversions. Issues concerning rooming house licenses were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council in 2015, especially regarding the definition of rooming houses, as well as with the identification of illegal rooming houses.  The public feedback that the City... More  |  Plus